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JUST IN: 9 killed in fresh Benue attack, several others missing

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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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Again, nine persons have been feared killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen at Tse Shan in Saghev Guma council area of Benue state.

It was learnt that the attackers while coming from Logo stormed Tse Shan in Saghev Guma around and slaughter the villagers in their sleep.

It was also gathered that two students who were writing the National Examination Council, NECO, were among the dead while several persons are said to be missing.

Confirming the attack, Chairman of Guma local government, Anthony Shawon said the attackers came around 3 am on Wednesday.

“I received information that the militia herdsmen about today (Wednesday) invaded The Shan in Sagyev and hacked down the villagers in their sleep.

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“Unfortunately, two students who had come to the village to write the ongoing NECO examination were among the dead.’

Mr Shawon said that the dead and the injured have been conveyed to Gbajimba General Hospital.

He said that the information at his disposal revealed that the herdsmen militia were retreating when they attacked several people along their routes with one body discovered along the road in Logo Local Government Area.

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